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The Hurricane Heist (2018)

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Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.

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Rob Cohen

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Kebbell ... Will
Maggie Grace ... Casey
Ryan Kwanten ... Breeze
Ralph Ineson ... Perkins
Melissa Bolona ... Sasha
Ben Cross ... Dixon
Jamie Andrew Cutler ... Rice (as James Cutler)
Christian Contreras ... Moreno
Jimmy Walker Jimmy Walker ... Xander
Ed Birch Ed Birch ... Frears
Moyo Akandé ... Jaqi
James Barriscale ... Deputy Michaels
Erik Rondell ... Bruce
Mark Basnight ... Deputy Gabriel
Keith D. Evans ... Deputy Rothilsberg (as Keith Evans)
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Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.

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Taglines:

The storm of the century... the heist of a lifetime. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of gun violence, action, destruction, language and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hurricane Heist See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,024,399, 11 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,115,825
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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In the early 1990s, Sylvester Stallone was attached to star in a similar project to this film, called "Gale Force," about an ex-Navy SEAL who defends a seacoast town from a gang of modern pirates during a hurricane. David Chappe had written the script and Renny Harlin was going to direct. Carolco Pictures had a $40 million budget for the film, but creative disagreements over the script and concerns about cost forced Carolco to scrap the film and make Cliffhanger (1993) instead. Also in 1995 Stallone was involved to star in another similar film titled "No Safe Haven", written by Drew Yanno and Anthony Borghi, in which he would play a Marine who has to fight against militia-like cult who take over Martha's Vineyard and take president's family as hostages during large hurricane, and only help he has is the president who managed to escape from cult members while they were taking over the island. But "No Safe Haven" was also cancelled very early in production. See more »

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There are no hills or mountains that look anything like what is depicted near the coasts of Alabama or Mississippi. See more »

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Cheesy, ridiculous, and a wild rollercoaster of action.
10 March 2018 | by cruise01See all my reviews

The Hurricane Heist (4 out of 5 stars).

Hurricane Heist is an example of cheesy stupid fun. If you are into those type of movies were you could leave any logic of realism out the window. Director Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, xXx) managed to deliver an exciting action thriller. It is loud, action packed, and has some decent visual effects. It is a bit of a combination of films like Hard Rain, Twister, and Mad Max.

A simple plot of paramilitary robbers trying to steal old dollar bills from the treasury during a hurricane. Which makes it the perfect cover during the storm. While Casey (Maggie Grace), Will (Toby Kebbell), and Breeze (Ryan Kwanten) will have to do whatever it takes to stop the bad guys from getting away with the money.

What I like about the film is it is action packed. If you are an action enthusiast and don't really care for a movie with no real story than this is the film for you. You have car chases, gun shoot outs, and more chases during an intense storm with cars and debris blowing at characters. You have car rims blowing around the air hitting people like razor blades. Characters escaping the bad guys when a storm breaks through the mall window. Than, there was a thrilling semi truck chase in the climax as they try to escape the eye of the storm. The film can be cheesy with its action and get ridiculous with any realism of this hurricane. But its all pure stupid fun that is suppose to entertain which is what it did.

Toby Kebbell and Ryan Kwanten were okay with their characters. Playing brothers that had a tragic past after their encounter with a hurricane left them distant. Maggie Grace was good as a character that is loyal to her job and will do whatever it takes to stop the bad guys.

What I did not like about the film is the dialogue. It is cheesy and horribly written. Not sure, if people talk like that in real life. But it was terribly written and the script written by two writers could have written out a better script.

Overall, The Hurricane Heist is a good action film. It is not meant to be taken seriously with ridiculous action and logic. It is stupid fun, loud, action packed, and a wild rollercoaster ride with the main characters going from one action set piece to another from fighting bad guys during an intense storm with strong winds ripping buildings apart, a flash flood hitting the streets, and a giant wall of clouds from the eye of the storm.

I recommend seeing it on the big screen if you are looking for a cheesy action film that's a wild ride with cheesy dialogue and no plot.


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